On this date in 1977, Mark Fidrych tears a cartilage in his left knee which will require surgery and eventually end his promising career.
"That ball had a hit in it, so I went to get it back in the ball bag and goof around with the other balls there. Maybe it'll learn some sense and come out as a pop out next time." - on his habit of throwing certain balls back to the umpire
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